C O N T A C T D E T A I L S
Market Place Dental
The Old Exchange
Tel. 01371 872 300
Email. [email protected]
O P E N I N G H O U R S
Monday 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 to 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
Thursday 08:00 to 17:00
Friday 09:00 to 12:00
Out of hours emergency service for registered patients - please call the practice on
01371 872 300 for on-call information.
November is Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Mouth Cancer Facts
Mouth cancer is a disease which can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat.
There are more than 6,500 new cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK each year.
Anyone can be affected by mouth cancer, but it is more common in people over 40, particularly men.
Mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women.
The number of new cases of mouth cancer is on the increase.
Smoking causes around 75% of all mouth cancer cases.
Drinking alcohol to excess can increase mouth cancer risks by four times.
Those who smoke and drink to excess are up to 30 times more likely to develop the disease.
An unhealthy diet has also been linked to mouth cancer.
Over-exposure to sunlight can also increase the risk of cancer of the lips.
The Human Papillomavirus, transmitted via oral sex, is increasingly being linked to mouth cancer in younger people.
We are offering half price check-ups for New Patients booking in the last two weeks of November as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month. Call for details.